Archbishop Harry Flynn of Minneapolis agrees with Cardinal Mahony. He’s said publicly that he will not deny Communion to members of the pro-homosexual, anti-chastity Rainbow Sash Movement. He says that such denial is for “extreme circumstances” and that only an individual can decide whether he is in a state of grace. Gee, I thought the duty to bind and loose was given to the apostles and their successors, not to every Catholic. Archbishop Flynn and bishops like him seem to be at odds with the Church’s clear and consistent teaching on this matter.